Okada, Uno on board for Shooto 30th Anniversary in Tokyo
The Shooto 30th Anniversary Tour card in Tokyo in May 6th has been bolstered by the addition of two big Japanese names. UFC veteran Caol Uno and reigning bantamweight champion Ryo Okada will both be in action at the Korakuen Hall.
Uno (33-19-5) won the Shooto 154lbs title back in 1999. The 43 year old will be competing in MMA for the first time in over two years and has been matched with Duane Van Helvoirt (17-8), a Dutchman ten years his junior.
Okada (14-4-2) is the reigning Shooto bantamweight champion. But his title will not be on the line when he faces debutant Jean Claude Saclag who is a multiple time Wushu and Sanda champion fighting out of Team Lakay in the Philippines.
The May 6th Shooto 30th Anniversary Tour event will feature two title fights. Reigning flyweight champion Hiromasa Ogikubo faces Kiyotaka Shimizu while lightweight champion Koshi Matsumoto goes up against Naoyuki Kotani.